New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1930. Rockwell Kent. First edition. Hardcover. 436pp. Octavo [21 cm] The fore-edge of the front board is prominently dampstained, however the book is internally free of moisture damage. There is a contemporary gift inscription on the front free endpaper. In a dust jacket, attractively designed by Rockwell Kent, with tape repairs and moisture damage to the reverse (not noticeable on the recto of the wrapper). Good / good. Item #59165
Written by the younger brother of Frank Norris, author of "The Octopus."
From the dust jacket-
"To Bart and Peggy life was to be different. With youth and love and courage they came to New York. Bart was to write famous novels and Peggy to take care of him. There was no room in their little apartment for babies and no money in the exchequer. But the first baby came and then four others in a disorderly cramped suburban house, for Peggy's religion taught her to believe that any means of contraception were wrong. The debts piled up, the novel faded farther and farther into the future. What was to become of their fine young love that had started out so bravely.
"In this drama of the marital lives of an American family clan Charles Norris writes frankly about the most delicate and personal of human relationships and the most absorbing social problem of contemporary life."